Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My first "rectangular" homemade tofu!

I've been making "unshaped" homemade tofu such as "zaru tofu" and "sukui tofu" for quite sometime, but this time I got to try making the rectangular-shape tofu for the first time.

After making the miso from scratch, I didn't have enough time or energy to make the soy milk from scratch (from soy beans), so I got the high quality soy milk from my regular vendor, Meiji Tofu.

The process is slightly different from the the unshaped tofu and also I use the mold to shape it into rectangular. I didn't have a chance to take pictures of the process this time, so I will write the recipe next time.

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Look, this is my tofu! For the first taste, I made the simple Hiya-yakko (chilled square tofu) with wasabi and soy sauce. Amazing!

Then, I steamed the tofu with the shimeji mushrooms and okra.

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After 5 minutes, they were ready.

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They were served with the homemade sesame sauce and other condiments. The tofu tasted so delicious that I wanted to cry!!! Seriously,